Friday, March 09, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

women in book club
Publishers and retailers are set to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday (8th March) with a host of activities including events celebrating feminist texts, homepage take-overs and a pop-up shop.
Blackwell's Portsmouth
After 15 years of trading, the Blackwell's bookshop at the University of Portsmouth has closed after it was unable to come to an agreement about the new premises.
Dani Atkins
Dani Atkins has won the Romantic Novelists' Association's highest accolade, The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year, for her novel This Love (Simon & Schuster).
Junot Diaz
Oneworld will make its first foray into picture books with the début children’s title from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz.
Colour PR
Three former members of the senior team at Midas Public Relations have joined forces to launch a new London-based PR agency for the publishing, arts, entertainment and leisure sectors. 
Allan Ahlberg
Picture book creator Allan Ahlberg will turn 80-years-old in June and to celebrate Penguin Random House Children’s is releasing a special edition of Each Peach Pear Plum, as well as a new title created in collaboration with Emma Chichester-Clark.

Matt Haslum
Former Faber marketing director Matt Haslum has been appointed as the managing director of the UK arm of US independent publisher Chelsea Green Publishing.
John Murray
John Murray has acquired a "stunning" memoir by Astrid Holleeder, the sister of "one of the most notorious criminals in contemporary history", Willem Holleeder.
The Moth
Four female poets - Natalya Anderson, Audrey Molloy, Cheryl Moskowitz and Teresa Ott - are in the running for this year’s €10,000 (£8,914) Moth Poetry Prize.
Arts Council England
Arts Council England (ACE) has unveiled a £14.4m fund to “cultivate individual talent”.
Vivian French
Edinburgh-based writer Vivian French will be given an outstanding lifetime achievement award from Scottish Book Trust.
EBRD Literature Prize
Three novels have been unveiled as the finalists of the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize, including a Croatian book from Quercus, a Saqi title translated from Turkish and a Russian novel from Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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